our statements

january 08, 2020

January has turned into the `Month of Female Martyrs`

We remember with respect our comrades Sara, Rojbin and Ronahi and renew our promise to put into practice their dream of a free Kurdistan, a democratic Turkey and a democratic Middle East based on women`s freedom. We also remember with respect our comrades Sêvê Demir, Pakize Nayır and Fatma Uyar. They were killed in the month of January 2016 by the genocidal, colonist Turkish state during the self-administration resistance in the city of Silopi. These martyrs have made the month of January the `Month of Female Martyrs`. Their dream of a free and autonomous Kurdistan will definitely be realized.

These murders in the center of Paris were planned and organized by the MIT under Tayyip Erdoğan. It was the Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan who gave the order for this attack. Thus, the Turkish state has openly committed a crime in a member country of the EU. The three murdered revolutionaries were carrying out legal and lawful political work in Paris. Fidan Doğan (Rojbin) was murdered in the Kurdish Information Office she was working for. Through this office, our comrade Rojbin had met with French ministers, MPs, politicians and civil organizations many times. Therefore, the three revolutionary women were killed in the city of Paris where the French government is responsible for all matters of security. Thus, France needs to try the Turkish state for this crime. This is what France needs to do, if it is serious about being a state of law. Because the French government, the French legal system and the French public all know that these murders were carried out by the Turkish Republic. The Kurdish people will not lay off the French government until it has gone through with all aspects of the judicial proceedings and completely revealed the truth.

Our comrade Sakine Cansiz (Sara), who was murdered in Paris, was one of the founders of the PKK. She played a major role in turning the PKK into a women`s party. That is why the leader of the Kurdish people, Abdullah Öcalan, has said: `The bullet fired at Sakine was fired at me, too.` At the same time, the bullet that was fired at our comrade Sara was fired at all women all over the world. Our comrade Sara was not only a leader of the Women`s Freedom Movement, but also a leader of all women in the world. Therefore, the city of Paris, where women have always had a great influence, has the responsibility of holding the French government to account for this murder. Otherwise, the women of Paris and all women around the world will continue to hold the French government to account.

The MIT member who carried out the murder died under suspicious circumstances. Either the French secret service or the MIT are directly involved in his death. It would be naive to think of it as a normal death. The murder of three revolutionary women should have inevitably led to a direct confrontation between France and Turkey. France did not have the spine to take this step. Maybe this is also the reason why France has let the killing of the murderer pass unchallenged. Covering up this murder in such a way makes France an accomplice. If this crime is not cleared up and if the Turkish state is not tried for this murder, the French state will continue to carry this guilt.

Holding those responsible for the murder of three revolutionary women in Paris will first and foremost be achieved by strengthening the women`s freedom struggle in Kurdistan, the Middle East, Europe and all over the world. It will be achieved by strengthening the women`s revolution and holding all backwardness of male hegemony to account – and by doing all this with the free women`s spirit of Sara, Rojbin and Ronahi. And it will be achieved by bringing an end to all backward, fascist powers, e.g. the Turkish state. Therefore, January 9 needs to be the day of increasing the global women`s freedom struggle, with Paris as its center. Not only Kurdish women, but women from Paris, France, Europe and all over the world need to take on this responsibility. On every January 9, there needs to be a rebellion in Paris filled with the women`s freedom spirit.

Sara might have been murdered, but her free spirit has become a spirit of rebellion for all women in the world. The free spirit of Sara has become the spirit of all women all over the world – this spirit of women that has created the Neolithic society and has been adapted to today`s conditions. Just like women played a crucial role for the first forms of society, today women will – with the free spirit and passion of of Sara – bring all of humanity together in the form of Democratic Civilization.

In 2020, filled with Sara`s passion for freedom, women’s struggle made the headline around the world. In 2021, too, the freedom struggle of the Kurdish women will take on new dimensions – those Kurdish women who have become an example and played a leading role for the world world together with the women`s freedom ideology of our leader Abdullah Öcalan. In 2021, under the leadership of the Kurdish women, all women of the world will increase their struggle against all forms of male-dominated backwardness, fascism and the system of exploitation based on power and state. With their free spirit and passion for freedom, women will bring humanity closer to a free and democratic life everywhere. Based on women`s freedom, 2021 will become the year of freedom and democracy for all of humanity.

Co-Presidency

KCK Executive Council